Rugby League

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The Hallam Secondary College Sports Academy: Rugby League, is a unique program that offers a wide range of elite industry pathways for students in Years 10-12.

It is designed for those who are committed and talented in Rugby League, Sport and Recreation fields and or Physical Education. It also provides unique opportunities to complete a Vocational Education and Training qualification e.g., a trade qualification without leaving the college.

The RLB program has strong connections with a range of elite athlete and pathway programs including but not limited to NRL Victoria, Melbourne Storm, other academies and NRL pathways. This includes access to a range of industry leaders and experts in sport.

The program also provides interstate opportunities and its involvement at NRL Schools competitions and other arranged match opportunities.


  • To implement high performance conditioning and injury prevention programs for year 10, 11 and 12 students
  • Implement individual long term athlete development programs and a range of short courses with a strong focus on developing skills and craft
  • Develop elite skills, knowledge and understanding of Rugby League through an education program that utilises technology, processes and systems including GPS, video analysis, fitness testing and sports science.
  • To develop young men and leaders on and off the field.
  • Allow students to choose from a range of educational pathways that contribute to the new VCE
  • To learn from a range of external coaches including but not limited to AFL/NRL tackling coach, strength and conditioning coaches which is complemented with Deakin University sports science interns.
  • Conduct junior community coaching clinics in the region

Playing Opportunities

Athletes have multiple opportunities to apply their skills and knowledge by participating in the following competitions:

  • NRL 9’s
  • Touch FootballSenior Rugby League Competitions:
  • 16 years: 13-a-side
  • Senior Boys (Past Grand Finals on AAMI Park) Interstate matches


For more information and application forms, please contact the College or click here.

Coaches, Program Highlights & Honour Roll

For more information please download the following pdf

Rugby League: Boys Program Flyer (PDF)